Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife FISHING RULE CHANGE
WASHINGTON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
600 Capitol Way North, Olympia, WA 98501-1091

July 23, 2003

Recreational non-spot shrimp fishing closes July 27 from Mukilteo to Deception Pass

Action: Recreational non-spot shrimp fishing in Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2 will close on Sunday, July 27, 2003 at 9 p.m. After this date these two Marine Areas are closed to all shrimp fishing for the year.

Effective date: July 27, 2003, at 9 p.m.

Species affected: Non-spot (coonstripe and pink) shrimp.

Location: All waters of Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2.

Reason for action: Conservation purposes.

Other information: Marine Areas 8-1 and 8-2 have been closed for spot shrimp since early May, and after July 27 will be closed to all shrimp fishing until next year.

Information contact: Mark O'Toole, LaConner District Office, (360) 466-4345 ext. 241.

Fishers must have a current Washington fishing license, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.

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